Using the AutoCanada Collision Centres Advance RepairPlan means we have more accurate estimates and quicker repair turnaround times.
What happens when you bring your vehicle to an AutoCanada Collision Centre? First, we’ll book your car in for an appointment to fully assess the damage and review your claim. This is when our Advance Repair Planning takes place!
Each Collision Centre has a team of technicians, apprentices and planners dedicated to the repair planning process. Advance Repair Planning is the builddown of your vehicle to thoroughly assess any damage to your vehicle.
On the day the vehicle comes back for the repair, we dismantle everything in order to write a very detailed repair plan. Let’s say the technician discovers that a small bracket on the headlight adjacent to the damaged fender is broken. This tab ensures the vehicle’s headlights are pointing in the right direction, and we have to replace it with a new one. Immediately, the initial estimator makes some adjustments to the first estimate, contacts the customer to inform them of new developments and orders the new parts.
That small 2 day job just doubled in time, but could have been even longer if it wasn’t assessed early enough.
In some body shops, the car could have been painted and in the reassembly stage before discovering the damaged headlight tab. Leaving the customer with a longer wait, extra costs and an unsafe vehicle until parts are received and installed.
Almost like that time you made a new recipe only to find out that you are missing this very important spice, so you had to return to the store to get some.
If your car is not in a drivable condition, let us know and we will arrange for a tow service. You do not have to worry about the hassle of dealing with your insurance company because we’ll do it for you. We will
review the damage and facts of the loss.
When your vehicle is at our collision centre, we will prewash and disassemble the vehicle to identify additional damage if any. We will then create a repair plan, review the plan and order parts as required.
Our repair work includes structural and body repairs, painting and refinishing. We will also conduct quality control inspections and keep you posted on the repair status.
After the repair work, we will wash and vacuum your vehicle. We will conduct a quality assurance inspection and finalize the paperwork. You can take your vehicle from us or have us deliver it to you.